“Health – A to Z ” – N

The Letter N.

Nuts

A convenient healthy snack food. Just keep the portion  size in mind – snack size is a small palmful. –  Nuts have good fats (monounsaturated fats), which help lower “bad” cholesterol and may raise “good” cholesterol when substituted for saturated fats in the diet. Several major studies have found that eating nuts significantly reduces the risk of coronary heart disease – by 25–50% in both men and women. One of these studies, the Nurses’ Health Study, also found that regularly eating nuts and peanut butter reduces the chance of developing type 2 diabetes by 21–27%.

Mixed Nuts

Nutrition

What we hope to get from eating, nourishment for all the cells in our bodies. Decrease processed foods in your diet, decrease the amount of saturated fats and sugar, increase natural fresh foods, increase the quantity of raw food you consume. These steps will increase the nutritional value of your diet.